A proposal on Thursday’s Austin City Council agenda to divert property taxes to the Lone Star Rail District would cost the city budget $1 million to $1.3 million, the city’s chief financial officer said in a memo to the council released late Wednesday. Read More

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A materials testing company plans to move its Sharonville and Woodlawn operations to its Fairfield location. Read More

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An Alexandria, Louisiana-based company is now one step closer to building its proposed $280 million oriented-strand board plant in the Corrigan area. The proposed plant is expected to employ 160 full-time employees and create 1,854 construction jobs. Read More

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Texans can expect tax relief, a laser focus on border security and more efforts to fight traffic congestion when a cash-flush Legislature convenes in January. Read More

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A manual recount showed that Lewis County Assessor Dianne Dorey won re-election by just 23 votes. Read More

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Sen. Dan Patrick, the incoming lieutenant governor, has said that when he takes office, he wants to take steps to keep the National Guard on the border longer than currently envisioned. “Border security is a top priority for me.”  Read More

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 The tax status of a high-end retirement home in Kirkwood is no longer in limbo. St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman announced Friday that he has reached a settlement with Ashfield Active Living & Wellness Communities, which owns Aberdeen Heights. Read More

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Remember when you voted to write property tax limits into the state constitution? Bet you didn’t know it would leave children without a ride to school.  Read More

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A proposed 0.5 percent increase in North Pole’s sales tax drew opposition at Monday’s North Pole City Council meeting. The tax hike was proposed by Mayor Bryce Ward to stave off service cuts and fill a budget hole created by Flint Hills Resource’s decision to cease refining at their facility in the city. In fiscal terms, North Pole is between a rock and a hard place, and when the council brings the matter to a final vote this coming Monday, they will have to make the unpleasant choice between more taxes or reduced services to the city’s residents. Read More

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Homeowners in Indian Hill will likely have a lower property tax following a recent court ruling. Read More

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that private property owners that lease to community colleges aren't entitled to property tax exemptions available to the institutions. Read More

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Gates residents who lost a child in the line of military duty could soon be granted an exemption on their town and county taxes. Read More

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The Department of Revenue recently reported that preliminary property taxes for 2015 are 4.2% higher than the payable 2014 levels. Local governments will establish their final levies at the end of December and they often adjust them slightly downward. Nevertheless, a 4% increase or more on a statewide basis is likely. Read More

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A coalition of leading Texas business organizations is joining forces with the Coalition for Equal and Uniform Taxation (CEUT) to defend the Texas constitution's guarantee of Equal and Uniform Taxation, and fight efforts to impose mandatory sales price disclosure.  The Texas constitution mandates that all property be taxed at market value and that the taxes be equal and uniform. Both homeowners and businesses have a right to challenge a central appraisal district's valuation if it does not meet this constitutional standard.  Read More

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Evanston aldermen, at a special meeting tonight, are scheduled to vote on a 15.5 percent increase in the property tax levy for the public library. Read More

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A new Los Angeles County sheriff will come to town Monday, along with two new county supervisors and an assessor, all of whom will be sworn in at ceremonies planned throughout the day. Read More

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A complex local tax dispute is at the center of a rare quasi-judicial before an Anchorage Assembly panel this week. Read More

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Two things appear certain about Alabama's budget year that begins next October. Read More

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Recent News

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:35pm

Rep. Carolyn Branagan, R-Georgia, urged her colleagues Thursday to use about $2 million from the education fund reserve to avoid an increase in statewide property tax rates this year. Read More

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:37pm

Manassas City Council met on Monday to review City Manager Patrick Pate’s proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Read More

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:39pm

The city of Snoqualmie won a major decision in King County Superior Court on March 4 that could have potentially cost taxpayers more than $100,000 a year. Read More

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:40pm

Wisconsin taxpayers have a new reason to complain about the much-reviled and overburdened property tax: Commercial property owners are winning tax cases in court that are all but guaranteed to push up the bills for residential owners. Read More

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:24pm

The El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday appointed Ruben Gonzalez, a former regional manager for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, as the new county's tax assessor-collector.  Read More